Preparing to Work in Schools Award - Level 1

Our Preparing to Work in Schools Level 1 Award is delivered online or in person at Beeston Library and our brand new venue at The Buttermarket in Newark. The qualification will prepare you for further learning and training whilst developing an understanding of the teaching and learning environment in a school setting.

What will we cover?

The course covers areas such as how to support the well-being of a child or young person as well as child and young person development. 

Who is the course aimed at?

This qualification is aimed at those who are thinking of working in a school setting. You do not need any previous qualifications or experience to join the course. 

How can I progress after completing the course?

Upon completion of the course, you can progress to the Level 2 Award in Support Work in Schools and Colleges or the Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning. 

Course Cost:

The cost of this course is FREE/£108.00.

1)  Free - if you earn less than £20,319 or are on a means-tested benefit.

2) Payment help available - if you earn more than £20,319 but are on a low-income, we might be able to help pay part or all of your course fees. Email: for an application form or if you have any questions.

3) Co-funded - if you are on a higher-income, the government will pay approximately half of your course fees. 

For more information call us on 01623 677 200 or email

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